Join a trade union that wins – join Fórsa!

We are Ireland’s newest and fastest-growing union with over 80,000 members

When you join Fórsa, you join a trade union that fights for its members every day.

We are the largest union in the public sector, with a strong and vibrant membership across the semi-state, private and community/voluntary sectors.

Joining online takes less than five minutes.

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When you join a trade union like Fórsa, you save money!

Did you know that there are huge savings when you join a trade union like Fórsa? From salary protection to free GP services to car insurance, we have financial benefits to suit everyone.

Subscription rates

Updated for 2023: The general subscription rate for 2023 is 0.8% of basic salary up to a maximum of €425.30 (monthly rate €35.44 ) i.e. a salary max of €53,162.50 (A small number of union branches apply an additional levy for certain grades). This downloadable excel spreadsheet illustrates how the subscription rate applies in a range of different salary bands.

The subscription rate for the Clerical Officer and linked Grades in the Civil Service Division and some employments in the Services and Enterprises Division is 1% of basic salary.

PDF application forms

Click here to find all of our PDF application forms, including deduction at source, bank standing orders, change of employment, and promotion to Executive Officer

If you have any difficulties please contact us here or call 01 817 1500 for assistance.